5 Tips To Nail A Wedding Proposal

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Congratulations! You have found a significant other and have been hit by the realisation that this special person is someone you would want to spend the rest of your life with. However, you may be paralysed with anxiety and nerves to ask for their hand in marriage. After all, you want it to be memorable and with 100% confidence that she will say 'Yes!'. If you are having doubts, here are some tips to make your proposal as fail-proof as possible:


1) Win Over Her Family First

Get blessings from your future in-laws prior to the proposal. Asking a man for his daughter's hand will show a level of class and initiative that sets a positive tone for your entire marriage. It rings even more so in the Asian culture, where seeking approval from her parents before popping the question is a sign of respect. Additionally, if your girlfriend is from a traditional family and a very family-oriented person, the gesture would still be greatly appreciated. Either way, it will score you huge brownie points!

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2) Rock The Ring

Choose the right ring - this is easier said than done. If you prefer to keep the element of surprise, you can either 'casually' investigate the engagement ring design your girlfriend likes at a store or she may have hinted a design she liked before (guys, stop playing games and take note). The safe, alternative route is to ask her to pick a ring she likes. No surprises there, but at least she will love it and the ring will fit!

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3) If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail

Planning is key! When it comes to making the ultimate declaration to your lady, it pays to keep in mind the type of person she is. Shy? Probably best to steer clear from big, public scenes. Scared of the heights? Proposing at the peak of a mountain may not be wise. If in doubt, keep it simple by taking her to the place where you first met or where you went on your first date. Do your homework!

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4) Timing Is Everything

You have planned this big, romantic proposal and you're excited (or nervous). We get it. However, proposing to your beloved on the same day that her dog died or if she is down with food poisoning will not be the route to a happy ending. If in doubt, wait. There will be a better time.

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5) Pop The Question

Exhale. Take a deep breath in and utter the simple ‘Will you marry me?’. On bended knee is often the best way to go, but if you’re feeling nervous it can be easier to say it in writing. Why not write your proposal in a poem, in a fortune cookie, in sand on the beach, in rose petals on your kitchen table or in icing on her dessert plate. GOOD LUCK!

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Be mindful that a successful proposal is only the beginning - As soon as the rock is on your fiancée's finger, the wedding plans will start getting overwhelming. Although the stress may get to you, remember the goal of celebrating, which is the union of you and your significant other. Be excited!


Have you ever thought of  “Yes, I do” moment with your loved one? Let us help you plan your marriage proposal! All you need to do is to get the ring, sit back and enjoy your special day. Click on the picture to find out more!

Have you ever thought of  “Yes, I do” moment with your loved one? Let us help you plan your marriage proposal! All you need to do is to get the ring, sit back and enjoy your special day. Click on the picture to find out more!


Posted on December 8, 2016 and filed under Just For Fun.

8 Ways You Can Save Money on Clothes

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

Clothes are fun as they let you experiment and express your creativity, but it can also be costly and burn a hole in your wallet. Don’t worry, here are 8 tips to follow so that you can save money on your clothes. 


1) Use the "Wishlist" Feature

When shopping online, most online stores have a “wishlist” feature that lets customers tag items they like but they’re not ready to buy. The great thing about this feature is that it lets you know when your wishlist items are on sale! So even if you’re not getting your favourite item now, remember to put it on the wishlist so that you’ll know when it goes on sale.

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

2) Care for Your Clothes

Be proactive so that you can save money on your clothes. This means that when you see a loose button or frayed thread, fix it immediately before it worsen. Aside from mending your clothes right away, you should also wash and store it correctly. Follow the instructions of your clothing whether it says dry cleaning only, hand wash only or gentle cycle so that they can last longer and stay in the best shape.

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

3) Rule of 3

The way this rule works is, before buying a piece of clothing, imagine wearing/matching it with three other different pieces of clothing that you already own. If you cannot think of how it will work with at least 3 other pieces you own, give it a miss. It would not be a smart buy because you will probably not use it enough to get the most value out of it.

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

4) Build A Capsule Closet

A capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe made up of essential pieces of clothing, which is usually less than 30 items. However, you should know how to gauge when you have enough or too many pieces of clothing. The point of a capsule wardrobe is for people to be able to stop making too many purchases yet to still have a serviceable wardrobe. The key here is to have basic and classic pieces of clothing that will work well with each other. Keep statement clothing pieces to a minimal.

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

5) Skip Fast Fashion

Get clothes that fit you well and can carry you through many years.  Buy clothes that will suit your current routine and lifestyle. For example, if you work in an office, don’t get neon coloured clothes because you probably won’t get much wear out of them. Don’t be a slave to trends, get what's suitable for you. Trends change so fast, you’ll be broke if you try to keep up! 

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

6) Look Out for Deals

Be smart when you shop for clothes and make sure you look out for deals. This is especially true for online shopping. You should also keep track of the major sales. In Malaysia, we have the yearly YES sale, and the Black Friday sale has also picked up here lately. You can also go to ShopBack to get the latest discount codes and coupons. Using the right credit card will also help you to save money, find the right credit card here.

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7) Rent for Big Occasions

Have a fancy party or wedding to attend? Instead of spending a huge chunk of money on a fancy dress or outfit, why not rent? We suggest you try Rent a Dress which offers Malaysian women plenty of dress choices to rent from.

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my

 

8) Shop With A List

Most of us shop for our groceries with a shopping list, as it helps us to stay focus and keep track of what we really need. Treat shopping for clothing the same way you would with groceries shopping. When going to the shopping mall, write what you need on the list. This will prevent yourself from impulse buying and wasting money!

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Image Credit: CompareHero.my


This article was contributed by CompareHero.my, dedicated to raising financial literacy in our country and to helping everyday Malaysians make smarter and well-informed financial decisions in life.


Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Joseph Germani vs Jared Lee. Who will win Jane Chuck's Heart in this epic food battle?

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Image Credit: Grim Film's Youtube 

Some people say women have a major gate way into their heart and that is the ears. Just say some nice things to her and you will win her heart. But that's not always the case. In this video, Joseph Germani and Jared Lee show you how you can win a girl's heart through her stomach. And it's not just any girl, it's the very gorgeous Jane Chuck! Who will finally win Jane Chuck's heart in this epic food battle? Check this video out!

Posted on November 29, 2016 .

10 Old School Games You Should Introduce To Your Children This School Holiday

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Kids are spending too much time tapping away on smartphones and iPads. And that pretty much sums up the childhood of kids these days. Isn’t that too much technology at an early age? This school holiday, put those devices aside and introduce to your children these 10 old school games that should be part of their childhood memories. 


1) Bottle Caps

Also known as ceper or tutup botol, this local game is played using 5 metal bottle caps. This game usually requires two or more players and it is a favourite amongst boys . A good test to accuracy, the game revolves around the points earned through each successful round. See the video to know how to play:  

 

2) Pick Up Sticks

Pick Up Sticks is about a bundle of sticks being released on a table top, falling in random order. Testing player mental and physical attributes, each player must remove a stick from the pile without disturbing the remaining ones. If you move another stick, your turn is over. Player with most sticks removed win. Here's how to play in a video:

 

3) Congkak

Popular amongst girls, Congkak is a game played using 'guli' or seeds with a congkak board which consists of fourteen holes in two sets of seven plus an additional bigger store-hole for each player. Effective in training kids' mental calculation, check out this video to know how to play congkak. 

 

4) Batu Seremban

Usually played by girls individually or in group of two to five people, Batu Seremban is played using five cloth-bags sewn and filled with saga seeds. There are several custom levels to pass and the difficulty increases from stage to stage. Get to know how to play Batu Seremban in this video:

 

5) Gasing

Gasing or tops spinning, is a traditional game usually made of wood or hard fruit, iron and lead. Available in different shape, the purpose is usually to spin the gasing for the longest time. Other type of playing method includes 'striking match' where each player tries to hit his opponent’s tops so that it will topple and lose its balance.

 

6) Ketingting

Ketingting is a game which is beneficial for mental and physical development of the kids. Typically played by children aged 6 to 12 years old on flat open spaces, numbered boxes are drawn for player to jump (on one leg) from one to another. However, before that, player needs to throw and lands the marker on box 1 onward and to avoid jumping on the box with marker on it. This clown teaches you how: 

 

7) Conquer

All you need to have to play conquer is a mathematics exercise book (with grid-lines) and two different colour pen. A classic game that you can play at home, conquer is helpful in growing your children’s strategic thinking. Two players will take turn to draw their selected symbol and the objective is to surround as many other player’s units by connecting your own symbol with lines. 

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8) Pepsi Cola

Popular in the 1990s, Pepsi Cola is ideally played among 5 to 6 players. To begin, players stand in a ring, chant ‘Pepsi Cola’ and jump apart as far as they can. Taking turns, the objective is to eliminate another player by kicking his or her foot. You may try to dodge the kick. The last man standing wins. 

 

9) Jumpsies

Remember how we used to join up bunch of elastic bands to form a rope? Jumpsies, also known as Chinese Jump Rope is played using that elastic rope. Two kids would hold the string of elastics first at their ankles and the third friend would jump over it. If successful, the rope is raised. There are various jumping styles or patterns to choose from. Here's how:

 

10) Kite

I guess Kite is no stranger to most of us. However, as common as it sounds, have your kids ever fly a kite before? This school holiday, head to the park with your children to fly a kite. Don’t worry if you do not know how to fly one, here’s a video to guide you how:

Posted on November 27, 2016 and filed under Just For Fun.

7 Things Malaysians Who Have Been To Singapore Can Relate To

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Everyone knows Malaysia and Singapore were one same nation back in the days. We can say the two countries are almost the same culturally, however Malaysians who have been to Singapore will tell you that these two counties are ‘same-same-but-different’.  Here are 7 things Malaysians who have been to Singapore can relate to. 


1) Why does the food taste different?

Seemingly, both Singapore and Malaysia have similar food. But not until you taste them. No Malaysians would ever agree that Bak Kut Teh should tastes pepper-ish and Wan Tan Mee should tastes (so) sweet.

 

2) Driving in Singapore is...boring.

Malaysians who have drove to (in) Singapore will tell you that driving in Singapore is so dreadful. We all have the urge to step on the gas pedal REAL hard, thanks to the speed limit and the never ending speed cameras on the roads of Singapore.

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Image Credit: movoto.com

 

3) I never thought that my legs could do so much walking in my life.

It is somehow better to travel around in Singapore by taking the MRT. This also means that walking is required. To a certain extent you never knew that your legs could do so much walking, EVER.

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Image credit: sg.news.yahoo.com

 

4) Why the taxi drivers like to talk so much?

If you have ever taken a taxi in Singapore, you would have noticed that the taxi drivers in Singapore are exceptionally ‘friendly’. Well, sometimes they talk too much.

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Image Credit: pinterest.com

 

5) What is wrong with the Singapore law?

To be 100% obedient is something that Malaysians struggle a lot. And Singapore makes it worst with all that crazy strict rules. Did you know that you are prohibited from drinking water in the MRT. Give me a break!

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6) Chill Lah Singaporeans!

No doubt Singapore is more advanced and competitive. But the fast-paced country breeds a more ‘kiasu’ society. Chill lah Singaporeans. Learn how to relax like us :D

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Image Credit: Wah!Banana's Youtube Chanbel

 

7) I wish Malaysia is so clean and safe

But all credit and salute to the government of Singapore for keeping Singapore so clean and safe. We wish Malaysia is that clean and safe. Something that we can't have.

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What other things you can relate when you are at Singapore? Share with us.


Posted on November 26, 2016 .